Pediatrics (MUHC)

On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics, congratulations to the following Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients:

Dr. Margaret Berry, recipient of the National Bank Medical Award for Excellence

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Published on: 10 Dec 2021

Anyone who has visited the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Montreal Children's Hospital in the past few years cannot have missed the fact that the PICU staff are always writing on the sliding glass doors. This was not vandalism! It all started as part of an innovative quality improvement project called the Glass Door project, led by Dr. Samara Zavalkoff.

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Published on: 17 Oct 2021

Dr. Kayur Mehta's M.Sc. thesis work, "Antiviral Use in Canadian Children Hospitalized for Influenza", supervised by Dr. Jesse Papenburg, was recently published in PediatricsDr. Mehta was supported by an Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award from the Department of Pediatrics, and Dr. Papenburg was supported by a Chercheur-boursier clinicien career award from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec—Santé.

Congratulations Drs. Mehta and Papenburg!

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Published on: 16 Oct 2021

Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain’s book “Fighting for a Hand to Hold”, was reviewed by Margo Greenwood in an article entitled "An open invitation to address anti-Indigenous systemic racism" in the ‘Perspectives’ section of the prestigious medical journal The Lancet.

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Published on: 15 Oct 2021

Dr. Gillian Morantz’s philanthropic work supporting the development of local health care initiatives and training of local health care providers in African countries was highlighted in the Globe and Mail this summer, "Pitching in: Supporting health care projects in Africa Those".

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Published on: 15 Oct 2021

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the new Executive Committee. These individuals have distinguished themselves in many ways throughout their careers, and have now agreed to take on larger leadership roles in the Department.

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Published on: 9 Sep 2021

Dr. Ana Maria Sant’Anna, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, has been awarded the 2020-2021 Paige & Bernard Kaplan Departmental Teaching Award, selected by the postgraduate trainees in the Department of Pediatrics. This award is given annually to a Faculty member for outstanding teaching.

Congratulations Dr. Sant'Anna!

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Published on: 16 Jun 2021

Dr. Evelyn Constantin will be the Interim Program Director for the General Pediatrics Resident Program for one year beginning July 1, 2021.

Dr. Constantin is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics with a particular focus and expertise in pediatric sleep medicine. She also is a noted educator and educational administrator. She has served previously as the General Pediatrics PGME PD, as well as an Assistant Dean in PGME with a particular focus on competency by design. She is a member of the Faculty Honour Roll for Educational Excellence.

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Published on: 10 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Samara Zavalkoff on receiving as co-laureate the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences’ 2021 Maude Abbott Prize.

The Maude Abbott Prize this year was awarded based upon the criteria of administrative excellence, for a female faculty member who is between 2 and 10 years of having been appointed within their respective Department. The prize is named in honor of the Faculty’s first female member who was a pioneer in describing and categorizing congenital heart disease.

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Published on: 9 Jun 2021

The Children’s Challenge has now raised $352,800 towards goal of $500,000! To make a donation please visit the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation's Children's Challenge.

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Published on: 8 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Emmett Francoeur, Program Head and Program Director, on securing full Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accreditation until 2027 for the Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty residency program. Dr. Francoeur shares this with Drs. Shuvo Ghosh and Anne Marie Goyette our other physicians in this program.

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Published on: 7 Jun 2021

Dr. Nada Jabado, Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, is the recipient of the Robert L. Noble Prize from the Canadian Cancer Society for discovering that brain tumours in children are fundamentally distinct from the same tumours found in adults and that nearly half of pediatric glioblastomas, an aggressive type of brain tumour, are caused by mutations in genes that affect how DNA is structured and organized.

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Published on: 6 Jun 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Bethany Foster to the positions of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Foster succeeds Dr. Michael Shevell effective September 1, 2021.

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Published on: 5 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCusker, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology, on receiving the 2020 Transition to Clinical Practice Award for Excellence in Teaching for Pediatrics, decided upon by MDCM students.

Transition to Clinical Practice is a unique six-month component during the four-year medical curriculum when students are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in their first 18 months, to practice their skills, and to learn key aspects of various disciplines, without being responsible for patient care.

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Published on: 4 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Drs. Genevieve Bernard, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Maryam Oskoui, Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pia Wintermark, Division of Neonatology (MCH), three Departmental Clinician Investigators on receiving an FRQ-S Chercheur-Boursier Clinicien Senior Award!

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Published on: 4 Jun 2021

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